A Linx 10 printer from Linx Printing Technologies is providing one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of emission products with a high-quality, compact, and easy-to-use coding solution. Stoke-on-Trent-based Emissco has especially praised the Linx 10 for its reliability and flexibility.
The aerosol cans that Emissco manufactures must display batch numbers, product numbers, and expiry dates without fail – and therefore require a highly reliable coding solution that provides consistent and durable codes, and is simple to operate and maintain.
Another of Emissco’s key requirements is ease of setup, so the coding information is straightforward to input and any errors quickly corrected. The fast and easy message set-up of the Linx 10 is via a colour touch screen that includes image-based code selection to reduce coding errors and speed up changeovers.
The Linx 10’s compact dimensions allow easy integration into packing lines where space is an issue, and at Emissco it is positioned between the button and cap machines on the main track. The printer is around half the weight and footprint of other ink jet printers, and features a carry handle and printhead dock that make it totally portable, while its sturdy construction ensures that print performance and quality are unaffected by line vibrations.
Its unique MEK-free fluid, which comes in simple mess-free refill cartridges, offers excellent adhesion and fast drying times. This reduces downtime by ensuring that the two lines of code, which Emissco prints onto the bottom of the metal aerosol cans, endure through the production process and remain intact during end-customer use.
While the line speed is 45 cans per minute, tests run by Emissco have also shown that, when necessary, the Linx 10 copes with a line speed of 60 cans per minute with no trouble at all.
“Our Linx 10 is a handy piece of kit that does exactly what it says on the tin,” comments Jill Burke, Aerosol Plant Manager at Emissco. “Besides the fact that it’s never broken down, what makes the Linx 10 perfect for us is its magic balance between, on the one hand, producing hard-wearing codes, and on the other, making initial setup both uncomplicated and quick to correct if necessary.”
Emissco manufactures and distributes emission products to the automotive aftermarket. Its sister company Klarius Products is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket emissions components in the UK.
Linx builds North American distribution for its range of coding and marking printers
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio. As well as providing greater geographical coverage in this important territory, the new distributors offer expertise across a wide variety of market sectors and will help deliver the support and service end-user customers demand from their coding and marking printer suppliers.
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A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is being used for coding onto beer cans at a successful craft brewery in London. Since purchasing the Linx 8900 for its range of premium beers, Beavertown Brewery has praised the machine’s ease of use, compatibility with high-speed canning lines, and reliable operation in a damp environment.
Linx Printing Technologies has widened its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a new formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces. Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces. Linx 1062 ink also provides good adhesion on Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) and other plastic films, making it ideal for a variety of both industrial and food applications.
Linx extends Nigerian support
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies is further strengthening its presence in Nigeria with the appointment of two new distributors. Nigeria is host to many multinational companies. The Linx product portfolio will help businesses of all sizes in their quest to minimise downtime and increase productivity on manufacturing lines in a variety of key industries including food & drink, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
New models extend laser coding capabilities
Linx Printing Technologies is launching two laser coders that will open up the benefits of the technology to more companies and applications. Key benefits of the new Linx CSL range are even faster printing speeds and greater versatility, making the coders ideal for a wider variety of products, along with quicker and easier installation and set-up that help to make laser coding simpler and more accessible.
Linx delivers long-term benefits for dairy company
Reliability and low cost of ownership are key factors in the success of two Linx 7900 CIJ (continuous ink jet) printers incorporating head traversing units which are printing 40,000 yogurt pots every hour at leading Israeli dairy company Tnuva Eilon Tavor.
The reliability, flexibility and efficiency of two Linx 8900 CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printers installed at leading aerosol manufacturer and filler LMA Services has been a key factor in allowing the company to increase the number of hours it operates its production lines - from eight to 16 hours per day - giving it the opportunity to take on more business.
Easy-to-use Coders can cope with demanding applications
Linx Printing Technologies is extending its recently-launched Linx 8900 CIJ (continuous ink jet) printer with the introduction of two models which further enhance the range’s capabilities in a wide variety of markets including food and drink, cabling, bottling, extrusions and contract packing.
- Elias Bittan
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